General Care Tips

Updated: Jun 19, 2018

General Care

Vacuum or brush your furniture frequently to remove damaging dust, dirt and grit particles which can affect the durability and colour of your fabric. In the event of any spills or stains on your upholstery, we recommend you contact a local specialist cleaning company for advice. No upholstery fabrics should be washed.

To prolong the life of the cover we suggest that all upholstery is cleaned 'in situ' by a professional cleaning contractor every 18-24 months.


A variety of cushion fillings are used depending on the model and design. It is essential that feather or fibre fill cushions are plumped up at least twice a week to maintain their bulk and reduce flattening. All types of loose seat and back cushions should also be turned regularly to even out wear and fading.

Creasing and Shading

As with all types of velvets and chenille shading and flattening of the pile is perfectly normal and will have no detrimental effect on the wearing properties of the fabric, this can be minimised by brushing against the pile.

All fabrics are likely to crease particularly on the arms and cushions, this is not a fault but a natural result of normal use and will not have any adverse effect on the wearing qualities of the furniture.


The most vulnerable point of wear on furniture is the arm where premature deterioration of fabric is often caused by sub-conscious body movements such as rubbing your hands back and forth over the arm's surface.

Useful Tips

Sitting on the edges of cushions or on the arms can cause distortion or premature wear. Try to avoid snagging the fabric with belt buckles, sharp objects, toys and jewellery. Snags can be repaired by pulling them through the reverse of the fabric, or cut them off with scissors. Don’t pull them from the front of the surface.

High quality velvets may exhibit some crushing and flattening marks due to the pile construction.

Fabric Treatments

If your furniture has received a fabric protection treatment supplied by a third party. As manufacturers we cannot accept liability for any issues that may occur and therefore any fabric protection problems must be referred to the agent who supplied the application.

Heat and Sunlight

Try not expose your piece to direct sunlight for long periods of time as this will result in the fabric fading. Draw curtains or blinds to protect it. Also, having upholstery too close to fires or radiators can also increase wear.

If you would like more information on looking after your Wade Upholstery or Welbeck House sofa, please get in touch and we will be delighted to help you.


Opening Times

Wade Upholstery Factory Outlet 

Wellington Street

Long Eaton

NG10 4HS

Monday: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Tuesday: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Wednesday: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Thursday: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Friday: 9.30am - 3pm

Saturday: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Sunday: Closed

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